Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An ancient method of divination by means of plants, especially by means of the leaves of the sage and fig.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An ancient species of divination by means of plants, esp. sage and fig leaves.

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  • noun Divination by plants. A form of pyromancy in which tree branches and leaves are burnt. Branches of brier and vervain were used, the question was etched into the branch.
  • noun also referred to as tea-leaf reading, or tasseomancy.

Etymologies

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From botano- + -mancy.

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  • Divination by burning sage or figs.

    December 4, 2007